Christine Thorsen

Guest Blogger "Timeless Classical Themes Our Students Don't Know" by Tricia Tunstall, author and music educator

Timeless Classical Themes Our Students Don’t Know

If you’re a piano teacher, you’ll be familiar with an experience I’ve had countless times in my thirty-plus years of teaching. If you’re not a piano teacher, please read on;…

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Guest Blogger Rick Kaller, Executive Director of The Discovery Orchestra, writes about his encounter with Billy Joel.

The Piano Man

This month’s guest blogger is Rick Kaller, Executive Director at The Discovery Orchestra. I didn’t really start listening to popular music until I was in middle school. Since my mother…

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50/50 Raffle: On Sale Now

Take a chance and support the educational programs of The Discovery Orchestra! Raffle Ticket are $25 each or 5 for $100. Winner will receive 50% of the cash proceeds. We…

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Maestro's Monthly Blog: George Marriner Maull Meets Maestro Bernstein...A Recollection with an image of a young Leonard Bernstein.

George Marriner Maull Meets Maestro Bernstein…A Recollection

In light of the recent release of the film Maestro about Leonard Bernstein, I would like to share a few recollections of meeting him in 1976. While residing in Louisville…

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Our radio show "Inside Music" with George Marriner Maull. This episode is entitled "It's Cold Out There!" featuring Winter from Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Listen Up! Our Latest Radio Show

Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons – Le Quattro Stagioni – is perhaps one of the most recognizable and often performed compositions in all of classical music. While it’s not quite up…

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Guest Blogger from our Outreach Partner

Founded in 1946, The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation of 17,000 professional women of color who are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the cultural and economic survival…

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Today I watched an episode called “Discover Beethoven’s Fifth”, and it was marvelous! Maestro Maull and his talented orchestra gave me a one-hour thrill. I’ve always loved Beethoven, especially his Fifth Symphony. I studied piano for 7 years as a young person, and came to appreciate so many of the classical composers, but Beethoven’s Fifth has always thrilled me. I so appreciated the format of the program, and the Maestro involved all of us and taught us so much. Thank you for this fine program. And many thanks and praise to the orchestra! When the program ended, I clapped loudly and shouted “Bravo!! Bravo!!!”

— Judy Webb, Loveland Ohio